Tonga issued a tsunami warning after an undersea volcano erupted within the Pacific nation on Saturday.
The Tonga Meteorological Providers issued the warning in all of Tonga and mentioned a tsunami warning had been put into effect for all of Tonga.
In a press release, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu mentioned that “a tsunami was generated by this earthquake. And primarily based on all out there information, there’s a risk to American Samoa of sea-level fluctuations and powerful ocean currents that might be a hazard alongside seashores, in harbours and in coastal waters.”
It additionally mentioned that the centre is monitoring the tsunami risk.
Among the many beneficial actions, it mentioned that “individuals in or close to the ocean alongside the coasts of all of American Samoa ought to transfer instantly out of the water and away from seashores and harbours.”
The volcanic eruption on Saturday is the newest in a collection of eruptions from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano within the area.